Lapsang Souchong Imperial

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Smoke, Wood
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “Well well, so this is FRENCH lapsang souchong. It´s a totally different lapsang souchong, while being very lapsangsouchong-ey, than my usual beloved but run-of-the-mill Twinings. I brew it wrong,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another Mariage Frères arriving to me straight from Lisbon : obrigada cteresa. It had been super wrapped by Teresa to not contaminate the other samples and it was so right because that Lapsang...” Read full tasting note
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From Mariage Frères

The most refined of smoky teas–its long, uniformly handsome leaves are carefully smoked over rare wood in a traditional manner.

A rich yet subtle tea for daytime.

PREPARATION ADVICE FOR 1 CUP :
Amount of tea leaves: 2.5g
Best water temperature: 95 °C
Infusion time: 5 min

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Well well, so this is FRENCH lapsang souchong. It´s a totally different lapsang souchong, while being very lapsangsouchong-ey, than my usual beloved but run-of-the-mill Twinings.

I brew it wrong, did not give it the attention it deserved, but even so I think there is the potential here for a mad love affair.

ah, a warning, this tea is for acknowledged unashamed lovers of Lapsang Souchong only: – first, you probably won´t like it if you do not like LS;
- second it´s a waste of this tea to have people who do not love LS drink it. Let´s save it for the rest of us, ok?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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Another Mariage Frères arriving to me straight from Lisbon : obrigada cteresa.

It had been super wrapped by Teresa to not contaminate the other samples and it was so right because that Lapsang Souchong has a smoke smell really stronger regarding the others I had until now.

I have a very soft and mellow cup of Lapsang Souchong , medium bodied. This is a very nice tea, very smoky so rather not recommended for novices in Lapsang Souchong unless you have an highly developed taste for all that is smoked.

Smoke , despite its strength, is extremely refined – the wood used was probably selected on high profile and one can clearly feel it in his cup. It is extremely enjoyable. I just finished my full teapot .

you can see pics of my session with this tea here : http://thevangeliste.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/lapsang-souchong-imperial-mariage-freres/

Flavors: Smoke, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
cteresa

This is my favorite lapsang souchong – though maybe the theodor one which is completely different will replace it. They are so marvelously mellow aren´t they?

Ysaurella

they are absolutely marvelously mellow oh yes ! I loved both – hard to make a choice

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